Former IAS officer Shah Faesal launched a new his political outfit ‘Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement’ at a function in Rajbagh area of Srinagar on Sunday.
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students’ leader Shehla Rashid and some other prominent persons across the geographical and religious divide in the state have also joined Faesal’s party.
The 2010 batch UPSC topper resigned from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in January this year to protest unabated killings in Kashmir and maginalisation of Indian Muslims.
Faesal had also hit out at the Centre, accusing it of subverting public institutions of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
He said such moves had the potential to decimate the constitutional edifice of the country and the same needed to be stopped.
Since resigning from the service, the former bureaucrat has been interacting with young achievers with an aim of getting them to support his initiative for “corruption-free, clean and transparent” politics in the state.
Addressing the gathering mostly comprising youth, Faesal said, “I joined the civil services 10 years back. Over the years, I realised that my diagnosis as a doctor was wrong.
“I believed that by providing roads, electricity and safe drinking water, we could change the lives of the people. But I have understood that as long as the youth in Kashmir live in a state of constant fear, as long as our mothers and sisters face the prospect of losing their dignity and dear ones, nothing will work here,” Faesal said.
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Source: Financial Express